@amgine Indeed the current situation isn't sustainable.
Let's hope #EUVoice gets funding from the Commission, at least!
"#Nitter is dead", proclaimed the maintainer after yet more #TwitterAPI changes.
Some instances managed to survive a bit longer but now we're suspending updates of #ResPublicae accounts. We'll reassess in a little while.
If you want to code in Python you can help by patching PleromaBot: https://github.com/robertoszek/pleroma-bot/issues/131
At the moment I'm not planning to expand #ResPublicae but I'll have to decide what to do with new people after the Parliament elections. It will be less depressing to put resources into it if the mirrors actually work. ;)
Fermeture de notre service Nitter
Maintenir une instance Nitter est devenu de plus en plus complexe et chronophage ces derniers mois.
Nous pensons que notre temps et notre énergie seront mieux investi·es ailleurs, ce pourquoi nous avons décidé de fermer notre instance Nitter.
Si vous souhaitez toujours utiliser Nitter, retrouvez la liste des instances ici :
I was introducing someone I know to #Mastodon a few years back, starting with:
"So let's find a server that suits your niche interests. What are you looking for?"
...thinking that I knew all the fedi communities pretty well.
They responded cheekily "Is there a european-foreign-policy server?"
Of course I came up short, and they ended up making an account on a generalist server.
But fedi has grown a lot since!
So happy that eupolicy.social, respublicae.eu and social.network.europa.eu exist 🔥
#ResPublicae accounts now have over 70,000 followers (not unique).
Under the hood, Mastodon keeps track of many more users who for some reason interacted with our instance. Over time that becomes rather wasteful, so we've finally activated regular data purging. Such #MastoAdmin hygiene saves us 200 GB in storage.
Our source is broken again, we'll reconsider the alternatives. (Such as self-hosting or switching to a Nitter source.)
And we're now on v3.5.10.
More information on the importance of the v3.5.9 release:
#ResPublicae has been upgraded to Mastodon v3.5.9, a security release.
The upgrade was painless. Thank you #MastoDev and especially @Claire[@]sitedethib.com for offering backports to pre-v4 releases and for the clear instructions.
While the details of CVE-2023-36459 have not been published yet, the title suggests the vulnerability may be exploitable even on an instance like ours where no third party can directly post anything.
To reduce truncation errors, we caved and increased the character limit for posts to 2000 characters.
It's easy to tell the server was a bit busier.
We're only able to get the 20 most recent posts from #RSSHub, so any account which posted more than that in the past ~2 weeks will have some posts missing. Some posts also get a bit messed up in the data conversion, so please be patient. (Most issues are already reported upstream.)
Please send patches or donations at https://pleromabot.robertoszek.xyz/pleroma-bot/!
So it finally happened. The #TwitterAPI access used to update #ResPublicae was cut off, all requests get an HTTP 401 response. Some discussion at
The list currently includes:
(Probably it's not complete. Updates can be made on the Wikidata items.)
@HistoPol Thanks! Most #ResPublicae mirrors are hosted without the original account's explicit cooperation. Hopefully, more MEPs and #EU institutions will notice the benefits of the fediverse and take the lead themselves, so at some point we become redundant.
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